Ceo: Hello please,
May we know your real name and stage name?
BishopSwagg: Real name Aliyu musa…stage Name Bishopswagg
Ceo: Ok Mr BishopSwagg
how far have you gone with music or how long have you taken up this Level That You Are?
BishopSwagg: Well, it’s been a while thou..this is my fifth year in the music industry since I took it as a career.
Ceo: Wow, Thats Amazing
Mr Bishopswagg, How Many Tracks and Videos have you blessed Your fans for the past five years?
BishopSwagg: Mehn,a lot of track on ground..I have lost count but I have given out works which I got great reception from my fans and they are really loving it…just of recent I dropped a single “KARYA” which was a hit then I followed up shooting the video too which was released recently.
Ceo: Okay King.!
Can u please name three of your best tracks for your fans to download and also make it a most played song on their playlist?
(3) clap Ft B.O.C
Ceo: Mr BishopSwagg
Have u ever got an influence from any american or African Artist? If Yes, State Them
BishopSwagg: Yes of cos..I have been influenced by both African and American artist such as Falz,olamide and international by J.Cole and lil wayne.
Ceo: Wow, its Killing By Seeing Lil Wayne On The List
How Often Do u start Listening To Lil wayne musics?
BishopSwagg: Since when I was 12..
Ceo: Alrite King!
Many Of Your Fans May Not Know Your main State Address, So Please Can You Tell Them Now?
BishopSwagg: Originally I’m from kogi state
Ceo: So, BishopSwagg
Do U work under a record label or U still an Unsigned Artist?
BishopSwagg: Not yet…I’m not signed under any label…
Ceo: Ohhh, Wonderful
So How Do U Manage To Get A Quality Record Like This On all Ur Songs?
What i mean is that, How Do U financially Manage ur moves over music
BishopSwagg: Lol…Well as we all know finance has been the major challenge for every artist most especially those without any label..but so far so good it’s been by the Grace of God..I have been able manage my self all through with the little I get from shows and features!!
So For The Artists/Show Organizers Who Might Read This
How Could They Know The Price Of Your Services And Also Do You Have A Managements Who They Have To Contact ?
BishopSwagg: I pay bills so definitely I charge for my services..but I wouldn’t want to disclose that here and now but Mayb they should contact my manager/management for my charge!!
Ceo: Mr BishopSwagg
I Saw Your Recent Post On Social Media About Dropping Your Ep Soon, How True Is That? Just tell me more about it
BishopSwagg: Yea Tru..it seem Arewa360music are really following me up ..!! .I’m currently working on my first Ever EP “Music still Matters”,consisting of only 6 tracks..on this very project I am trying to show to the world my level of versatility..creating different sounds/kind of music..basically having stories to motivate people out there and speaking reality..using different producers frm different regions of the country having the likes of “EMiNO BEAT” who produced about 5 tracks in the EP..”SAmmix” mixed/masterd also 4 tracks frm the EP..”alaazi da king”who mixed one and also “MikerealsMix”,who mixed one of the tracks too..this is something everyone should watch out for..and the art which will contain the track list will be out soonest..it will be designed by “RAHIMZ GRAPHICS” no doubt the best we have so far…so as you can see it really a big project for my Fans to watch out for.
Ceo: Wow, we do trust your moves BishopSwagg ?
So Do You Have A Gilfriend
If Yes, May We Get To Know Her?
And if No, Why Don’t You?
BishopSwagg: Lol..do I have a girl friend?? That question is really heavy..I think that’s my personal life..let’s save that question for some other time
Ceo: Haha Well, We Should Save That bro
So Mr BishopSwagg
Are You working on any major colabo this year with an A list Artist??
BishopSwagg: Well after my EP i would be dropping a single featuring an A list Artist.. I wouldn’t mention the name of the artist now…we’ve started the project..and as a matter of fact he has recorded his part…i’m sure y’all gonna love it..everyone should also watch out for this
Ceo: Nice To Hear That Bishop
Now, What are your plans for 2018?
BishopSwagg: Well ..I have kicked off my plans for 2018 already…as you can see like I said earlier I would be dropping An EP very soon and also a major collaboration with an A list Artist…I and my management are working on shooting videos for some of the tracks from the EP….adding up a compus Tour (Visiting 7 northern universities) b4 the end of the year…from the plans we had and the once we have exhibited I think 2018 will be fruitful by God Grace…
Ceo: Amen BishopSwagg??
Before we round off the interview
How could your fans meet You on social medias
Just in case write down the following handles for your fans to reach you
BishopSwagg: They can reach me on Instagram/Twitter/Snap chat @Bishopswaggs….FACEBOOK: Bishop swaggs
Bishopswagg we would want to know if you are a student, A drop out, Or a graduate..
And also with Your Years in the Industry!
What are Your achievements So Far?
BishopSwagg: Well..I graduated frm Nasarawa state university last year where I studied Geography.
I most say..it has been a great achievement for me so far my years in the music industry…starting frm 2015 when I won the award for “Best indigenous Rapper” and “best lyricist”
Down to 2016 at the NEINA award where I was nominated and I won the award for “Male Artist of the year”
Still 2016 at the Abuja industry award my song “Eyan Mayweather” won the award for the best cover of the year
And down to 2017 at the NASLAT award where I won the award for the “Choice of The People”
In 2017 I appeared in one of the most sold out magazine in Abuja “HOUSING CIRCUIT MAGAZINE” which is also sayd that 5thousand copies where sold in London
Ceo: Woww, Congrat Bro
This is wat we called Hard Working In The Music Industry
Mr BishopSwagg, Tell Us Where do you see your self a year from now in the industry??
BishopSwagg: Thank You Very Much Sir
A year frm now…I see my self at the Top of the Nigeria music industry..I see my self as that very artist every one is looking up to,learning frm and that artist making wave in west Africa and world wide winning several big awards
Ceo: Amen To The Prayers ??
What Would be your advice to those upcoming artist in the industry?
BishopSwagg: My advice to every upcoming artist out there is to just stay focused, determined, have faith and neva give up…they will be hard times,they Wud be discouragement from people, you will be hated at some point. but use this as motivation and be the best you can be and fall in love with your career
Ceo: Nice One BishopSwagg
I Hope Those Upcoming Will Really Use This Wise Advice To Achieve Their Goals
What do You have to say to your fans who are madly in luv with your works and those fans who strongly support you??
BishopSwagg: Mehn I think I have the best fans in the world I call them “Dolite”.they support me unconditionally,they motivate me , giving me every reason not to give up..I just wanna say a very big thank you to all my fans out there,I believe I am nothing without you guys..permit me to say after God I respect/value my fans secondly…thou it’s hard sometimes having time for every one of you due my schedules but I will try as much as I can to be able to be relating and communicating with my My fans..like I have always done and even more..keep supporting the brand ..thank you very much and God bless you
Ceo: Amen Bishop
Well I’m Also A Fan Too?
How do you manage to handle your female fans?
BishopSwagg: Lol..thank you too
Well..i respect and I dnt joke with my female fans..and no artist does that…I’m getting more reception and love from the females this days…it’s hard thou handling the female fans cos we all know the girls are hard to predict…they want more of your time. On social media every minute and wen you fail to give them attention they can Turn the table around..so I am very careful how I treat them..but so far I am trying my best so balance everything…they are very amazing I must say..I owe every female who supports the brand “Bishopswagg” a big One and God bless you
Ceo: Wooooo! Ameen??
And lastly what do you have to say about Arewa360music blog?
BishopSwagg: Well.. to me Arewa360music Blog is the best website any one can rely on for latest update of Music and gist ..the short while I have known Arewa360music blog I noticed they are more concerned about helping upcoming artist in pursuing there dreams and careers…More concern in promoting brand and making sure your playlist is updated…I must say Areas360music Blog is taking over the country..and I wanna thank the C.E.O of Arewa360music blog for holding me down Tonight for such an interesting interview..God bless you and the entire Team